Growing Grit







If you’re looking to learn more about grit and perseverance, you might be interested in checking out some of the resources below.

Websites & Videos


“How to Persevere” (University of Washington) 

Looking for more tips and tricks on perseverance and overcoming challenges? The University of Washington has compiled a list of helpful things to do if you’re trying to meet your goals.

Training for Grit (Indeed)

Interested in learning more about ways that you can become grittier? This webpage by Indeed lists some key strategies on training for grit.

Angela Duckworth’s Personal Website (Duckworth)

This is Angela Duckworth’s website, which features useful resources like her TED Talk on grit and her grit scale, a tool used to determine your current level of grit.

Growth Mindset towards Feedback (Website, UBC)

Learn to ask and receive feedback to enhance your learning and without being hindered by the fear of making mistakes!


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (Angela Duckworth (2016))

Grit is Angela Duckworth’s first-person account of the research she’s done on perseverance and success.

Mindset: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfill Your Potential (Carol S. Dweck (revised edition 2017))

Carol Dweck’s Mindset explores how our approach to our goals drastically influence the outcomes and success we ultimately are able to attain.


First year university student persistence: what helps and hinders, in their own words (2018)

Leah Marks walks us through factors that impact academic perseverance and promote first-year student persistence in the Faculty of Arts and beyond.

Chapman Learning Commons Resources

Related Toolkits

Managing Your Time (Resource, UBC)

Struggling with managing your time or just want to develop a more efficient schedule? Check out our toolkit to learn how to create a schedule that works for you.

Preparing for Exams (Resource, UBC)

In this toolkit you will learn how to prepare well in advance and gain confidence in test-writing.

Myths about Learning (Resource, UBC)

Learn how these common myths about learning also impact the Top 5 Learning Challenges that students face!

Your Turn

Now you have learned several tools to develop grit and perseverance. Take some time to ask yourself:

  • What is your biggest takeaway?
  • How did your perception of perseverance change throughout the learning process?

Drop your comments below to tell us what you think!

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